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Remembering the big storm

It has been nearly 70 years since the infamous Blizzard of 1949, which has been considered one of the worst on record for the states of the northern plains of the United States. The first storm hit on...


Altitude takes the cup

By Keith McLendon Despite a rainy Saturday morning, over 550 craft beer enthusiasts, mostly from Wyoming and northern Colorado, attended the 23rd annual Saratoga Steinley Cup Microbrew Festival and Co...


Traveling troubadour 'picks' Saratoga

Danny Roy Perniciaro was 13 when he got his first guitar for Christmas. That instrument set him on a path that would lead the Bay St. Louis, Miss. native on a 46-year journey around the country. Nine...


Breweries vie for state title

The official State of Wyoming Microbrew Competition will be held Aug. 18 in Saratoga. Microbreweries based in Wyoming are slated to compete for the coveted Steinley Cup at the 23rd annual...


Million won at derby

Mart Million was the winner of the Carbon County Fair Demolition Derby that started at 3 p.m. on Saturday. It was not the first time he has won. He came in first place in 2009 and second in 2012. He... Full story


Fast traveling man plays the Valley

Scott Helmer said when he first started touring in the U.S. in 2012 one of the early places he rolled through was Riverside and he played at the Bear Trap. He loved the place and was happy to return...


Ten-year battle

What has been called the "Best Punk Rock Party in America" by Casper radio station 101.9 "The King" will be going on this weekend in Medicine Bow. Vicki and Vernon Scott, owners of the landmark three-... Full story


Travel writers enjoy 'Box' dinner

John Barker hails from Sydney, Australia and has been in the north of Wyoming three times, but now on his fourth time to the Cowboy state, he is taking a look at places off the beaten Australian...


Music on the road

Carl Bernstein and Marilyn Priddy rolled into Saratoga on June 13 in the early afternoon and approached Tona Hall, manager of Firewater Public House (Firewater) about singing and playing music for foo...


Art tips

Despite varying styles and subjects, the artists gathered at the PVCC had two things in common; passion and perseverance. Some of the artists have pursued a full-time career while others find the time... Full story


Independence Weekend Schedule

Saratoga Friday, June 29 6-8pm: Live Music at Lollypops Saturday, June 30 10am-1pm: Battle of the Badges @ SMHS Football Field 10am-5pm: Platte Valley Arts Festival @ PVCC 10am-3pm: Auto Show @ West Bridge Street, downtown Noon-6pm: Bouncy House and... Full story


Battle of the badge

One of the many events that will be available for residents and tourists alike to attend during Togie Days will be the Battle of the Badges. Organized by Carbon County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Hale, the event will be raising money for the Saratoga...


Nothing Fancy

The meeting room of the Saratoga Branch Library was filled with raucous rhythms of homespun musical instruments on Friday, June 22, as children played along with the self-styled Gypsy Cowbelle. The... Full story


Packed Fest

Entering its 3rd year, the Festival of the Arts will be taking place on June 30 and July 1 at the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) courtesy of local businesswoman Laura Morrow. The show will high...


Steinley Cup a brewin'

The 23rd annual Steinley Cup Microbrew Festival in the Good Times Valley is just around the corner. This year’s competition is set for Saturday, August 18 at Veterans Island Park in Saratoga. An integral part of the afternoon is the Chili...


Shining in Saratoga

"Come next year in January, in the year 2019, Diamond Rio will have been together-the same six guys have been standing beside one another for 30 years," Marty Roe, Diamond Rio lead vocal and rhythm... Full story


Keeping Joe home

By Joshua Wood On March 27, C.J. Box released "The Dissappeared," the 18th installment in the Joe Pickett series, which follows the exploits of the popular Wyoming Game and Fish warden. Newcomers and...


The primrose path

This weekend marks the annual Woodchoppers’ Jamboree and, with it, the events that so many people have come to enjoy; chainsaw tosses, pole climbing, ax throws and melodramatic performances. When...


Snow fence and gates

John R. Waggener, an archivist in the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming, is the author of "Snow Chi Minh Trail: The History of Interstate 80 between Laramie and Walcott Junction."... Full story


Brass band to jazz up pavilion

The Platte Valley Arts Council is proud to present the "Frontier Brass Band", an ensemble associated with the 67th Wyoming National Guard Band. They will perform at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 9 at the...


Spy talk at library

What does a Wyoming girl with degrees in History and International Relations do after graduation? Pat Stuart parlayed them into a berth at the CIA. Wyoming author and former CIA officer, Pat Stuart,... Full story


Bringing bluegrass

By Mike Armstrong Hanna Elementary was the setting for the global bluegrass ambassadors the Henhouse Prowlers as they held a music workshop April 9-10. After finishing up the workshop at the school... Full story


'Picketting' Museum

The Carbon County Museum had a meet and greet for Steven Deniro, the new Executive Director, and offered a book signing by author C.J. Box starting at 5 p.m. and lasting until 8 p.m. on Thursday. Box... Full story


Open an '11'

On Friday morning, pool players gathered in the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) awaiting their table assignments to be announced. Some were fresh faced and ready to go while others were less... Full story


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